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Nicaraguan street kids, Folkdance in Buffalo

Buffalo News
11 Jul 2019, 10 GMT+10

Hola Hola!!!

Street kids from Nicaragua, as a part of talent development group "The Nicavangelists," are currently in Buffalo! The Nicavangelists are at-risk youths from the streets of Managua, and through their talent-development program, receive food, housing, clothing, an education and the chance to develop skills in performance arts such as Miskito Folkdance.

The Nicavangelists seek a bright future and to share their hope, talents and culture with the world. They will be performing culturally unique traditional Miskito Folkdances, infused with Tricking (Afro-Caribbean) and Breakdance, which are prevalent dance forms amongst Nicaragua's youth culture, this Saturday in Buffalo.

To highlight the socio-political crisis in Nicaragua, these Nica-fellas perform all over the US and in Europe and Central America. They are also here to share their views and experiences of Nicaragua's dictatorship, government repression, genocide, etc. Recently they were attacked in Nicaragua with gunfire… they were confronted by paramilitaries on a killing spree… they were followed home by masked men carrying large weapons…

The youths (from 9 years old) come from gangs, are orphans, have escaped trafficking, started working before they were 10 years old, haven't finished school, etc.

The Nicavangelists will be performing 12noon-3pm, Saturday the 13th of July, at

Walden Galleria (Apple Court), 1 Walden Galleria, Buffalo, NY

Contact for further information: (510) 309-6826

This is a free presentation. Thank you for coming to support this special folkdancing troupe.


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